Laparoscopy is also known as Minimal Invasive Surgery or a Diagnostic Laparoscopy. It is a
surgical diagnostic procedure that involves the examination of the organs inside the abdomen.
This surgery involves minimum risks. The surgery is assisted by a video camera and several
other instruments. It makes a small incision and inserts the camera and the instruments which
allow the laparoscopic surgeon to perform the surgery.
The camera shows the actual state of the organs inside the abdomen. That becomes the
surgeon’s eyes while the surgery.
There are different procedures in laparoscopy:
Exclusion of unhealthy organs like the gallbladder or
Exclusion or restore of unhealthy parts of the stomach
(specifically the digestive system)
Exclusion or restore of the ureters, bladder or kidneys
(the urinary system)
Exclusion or repair of uterus or fallopian tubes. (women's
Removal of a kidney (being a donor)
Procedures regarding weight loss, like gastric bypass
To detect cancer tumours in the liver and pancreas
To diagnose the abdomen for signs of disease that has been
To diagnose a tumour in the abdomen
To test the removal of scar tissue or source of abdominal
To test the source of internal bleeding /fluid build-up in
spite of patient’s normal blood pressure
To analysis the injury after a trauma or an accident
The advantages of the minimally invasive or laparoscopic procedures are
Minimum post surgery distress since, the scars are smaller
Recovery times are quicker
Short time hospital stay
Return to daily activities
The surgery is performed in a minimal invasive way compared
to standard open surgeries.
Laparoscopic Appendectomy is the most common emergency abdominal surgery. The
surgery treats the inflammation of appendix; the laparoscopic surgeon treats the
appendix by creating a small opening in the abdomen. The surgery involves fewer
risks and usually takes less time in recovery.
The problems related to gallbladder can be solved by this surgery. Laparoscopic
Cholecystectomy involves making small incisions and inserting laparoscope to see
inside the body and finally removing the gallbladder.
Almost all the types of hernia – Inguinal Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, Umbilical
Hernia, Incisional Hernia are treated by laparoscopy. The surgery involves making
of 3-4 holes in the abdominal area. In one of the holes, a small size telescope is
inserted and specific laparoscopic instruments in other holes. The highly
experienced laparoscopic surgeon in mumbai carries out the whole surgery while
watching on a TV monitor.
The surgical process of removal of uterus is known as Laparoscopic hysterectomy.
The laparoscopic surgeon makes a small opening near the navel area; after
inserting the camera inside, he performs the whole surgery while watching at the
If a woman chooses to keep the ovaries and cervix in place then that is known as
‘supra-cervical hysterectomy’. If a woman wants to remove the entire uterus then
it is known as total ‘laparoscopic hysterectomy’.